We respect the learning you bring to USM. With Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), we can potentially reward you for it with college credit - saving you time and money as you work toward your degree.
PLA allows us to build a bridge between your practical/life knowledge and the academic learning we provide on campus and online. This can include knowledge gained from the workforce, a profession, and the military. Our pathways to academic credit might include: testing options, credential reviews, and academic portfolio development. These assessments are available to the general public as well as USM students.